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Rape Crisis South London (RASASC) is a registered charity based in Croydon dedicated to providing services to female survivors of sexual violence.

We provide the National Rape Crisis Helpline; offer face to face and group counselling; an advocacy service for survivors reporting through the criminal justice system; an outreach service for women further marginalised by society, including women involved in sex work; as well as delivering a large training and prevention programme.

Our service is a very busy women only service with around 60 staff, self-employed workers and volunteers. We are committed to being representative of our society, women who use our services, and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

In line with this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from women who are minoritised on the basis of their race or ethnicity, sexuality, or disabled status. We also welcome applications from women who have personal experience of sexual violence.

Applications will be accepted from female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

SENIOR ISVAS X 3

Our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVA) offer support to women and girls aged 13 and over who have survived rape and childhood sexual abuse in South London and who are thinking about reporting to the police, or who have reported, throughout their journey in the criminal justice system. Your role is to provide a mix of emotional, practical, and factual support so survivors have all the information they need to make informed decisions that are
right for them. You will understand the barriers survivors face when accessing the criminal justice system and work closely together to advocate for their needs within the system.

Our department is entering an exciting time of change and growth. Our Senior ISVAs will hold a reduced caseload of clients and support them through their journey with the criminal justice system. You will provide case and line management to our full-time ISVAs and support the ISVA Manager in the running of the service. We are looking for amazing frontline workers who are looking for an opportunity to learn and develop their management practice, while continuing to provide high-quality support to survivors of sexual violence.

The women we are looking for should have demonstrable experience working with survivors of sexual violence and of working in a trauma-informed way. You should have a commitment to reflection and development, alongside a desire to develop your practice and support a busy and dynamic team and service. We will provide clinical supervision, full training and line management, and the opportunity to develop your skillset and any specialism you can bring to this role and your work.

Salary: £30,000 to £32,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week.

Location: Croydon and across south London with initial remote working

  • For an application pack, please email: admin@rasasc.org.uk or call 0208 683 3311.
  • For an informal conversation about the role and work, please email Francesca on ISVA@rasasc.org.uk.

Closing Date: Thursday 26th August, 10.00am

Interview Date: End of August, via Zoom

INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCATE (MULTIPLE DISADVANTAGE)

Our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) supports women and girls aged 13 and over in South London who have survived sexual violence and have reported to the police or who are thinking about doing so. We support them throughout their journey in the criminal justice system. Your role will be to provide emotional, practical, and factual support to survivors so that they have all the necessary information to make informed decisions that are right for them.

You will understand the barriers all survivors, particularly those who experience multiple forms of disadvantage and discrimination, face when accessing the criminal justice system, and the ways that sexual violence, trauma, and those disadvantages are related and interact.

Multiple disadvantages could be identified as any of the following and potentially more:

– Complex mental health needs (including self-harm, suicidality and / or experience of psychiatric or community mental health care).
– Moderate learning disabilities and / or physical disabilities.
– Experience of structural abuse and / or oppression (racism / sexism / transphobia / homophobia / ageism / or combinations of the above)
– Currently in or exiting sex work.
– Historic drug or alcohol use.
– In detention or exiting prison.
– Experienced or at risk of ‘honour’ based violence.
– Street homeless or unstable poor housing.
– Any woman with experiences of sexual and gender-based violence that is facing current significant disadvantages resulting in disempowerment and barriers to accessing the criminal justice system.

No two days are the same in this role. You will work closely with clients and the other agencies they access to advocate for clients’ needs within the criminal justice system and create a space where survivors feel truly heard. This is an exciting time to join our service. We are in a significant period of growth and expansion and are looking for a practitioner who can bring their experiences and knowledge to our team to support the development of this area of our work.

Salary: £27,000 to £29,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week.

Location: Croydon and across south London with initial remote working

  • For an application pack, please email: admin@rasasc.org.uk or call 0208 683 3311.
  • For an informal conversation about the role and work, please email Francesca on ISVA@rasasc.org.uk.

Closing Date: Wednesday 25th August, 10.00am

Interview Date: End of August, via Zoom

WE ARE LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed women to join our friendly team of voluntary trustees to provide professional oversight, excellent governance, strategic leadership and act as ambassadors for the organisation. We are committed to being representative of our society and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

If you have skills in human resources, marketing, fundraising, finance, the voluntary or public sector, you are an excellent communicator with leadership skills and are passionate about supporting a growing and dedicated team we would be interested in hearing from you.  Experience of charity management would be an advantage.

The post of Trustee is a voluntary one and all reasonable expenses are reimbursed.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community to enable us to have a diverse trustee board that reflects our communities. We are based in Croydon & have 8-10 meetings a year at the Centre.

For an application pack email admin@rasasc.org.uk or call 0208 683 3311 for an initial discussion and further information.

NATIONAL RAPE CRISIS HELPLINE – VOLUNTEERS

We are often looking for passionate and dedicated women to volunteer on the National Rape Crisis Helpline.

If you feel you have an open mind and can listen, are empathic and pragmatic, care about supporting women who have survived sexual violence and have the time and enthusiasm to make a commitment to volunteering with us for at least one year, please get in touch.

We will provide you with free accredited training from the London Open College Network.  The training and helpline provision all take place in our anonymous building in the centre of Croydon, South London.

For further information email helpline.coordinator@rasasc.org.uk

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR & COUNSELLORS

We are often looking for experienced counsellors & qualified clinical supervisors to join our well established team working with women who have survived sexual violence. To apply you will need to have:

  • Diploma in counselling Supervision with, or working towards accreditation
  • A minimum of two years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Availability to work at least one early evening a week.

Accredited Sexual Violence training, developed by Rape Crisis is provided. CPD is given four times a year (funding permitting).  Bi-lingual counsellors are most welcome.   If you enjoy working in a committed team of women please call or email us for further information.

counsellingmanager@rasasc.org.uk or 0208 683 3311

ADMINISTRATION

We have a range of volunteer opportunities from assisting with campaigning, to general office administration. To enquire please contact info@rasasc.org.uk, stating your skills and experience, the amount of hours per week you are able to volunteer and the area you wish to volunteer in.

Due to the high volume of emails and requests we receive, we are not always to reply to everyone. Thank you to anyone who does want to volunteer their time with us and we will get in touch if we have an opportunity for you.

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